- Eric Geiger
Really fast disclaimer: I like my boss. A lot. I am really blessed not only to enjoy what I do but also to enjoy serving alongside whom I am accountable to. Work is so much more fun when you enjoy both what you are doing and whom you are serving alongside. I do get asked questions frequently about thriving or even enduring when working for someone you don’t like. This was the subject of a recent Five Leadership Questions podcast where I was a guest. Here are four thoughts I share when people ask me about working for a boss they don’t like: 1. Working for a boss you don’t trust is worse than working for one you don’t like. Ideally, you trust, respect and like your leader. If you have all three, enjoy the season and thank your leader. But you can easily cope with not necessarily liking your leader, without wanting to spend times together over BBQ and family gatherings. When you trust your leader, you trust his or her character. You don’t waste time wondering about motives or contemplating the real reason for decisions or direction. If you don’t like your leader’s style or approach, but trust him or her, rejoice.